Well Iglesias is at that age too, so it goes both ways there.
Plus, as was pointed out, he’s playing players in positions they shouldn’t be in. I know that’s the Oriole way though..square peg/round hole and expect the best but it’s not going to happen.
Galvis is at that age where he could fall off defensively. We'll see.
I agree, with your overall assessment though, wtf does he expect? It's also the 2nd week of games, they're still going to be a bit rusty. I expect the defense to be average, overall.
I tend to doubt Galvis is that much worse defensively unless he really falls off a cliff this year, which is certainly possible.
We made out much better overall with what we have vs just having Iglesias.
That being said, wtf does Hyde expect? You have a built a team where the intention is to not win games. You don’t usually acquire good players when you are actively trying to lose.
I think this team will be fine defensively. I don’t see them as some bad defense but I also don’t see them as an overly talented defensive team that will be a big help to the pitchers.
I'm expecting a bottom 3 team with sloppy defense. I just don't think Elias is ignoring defense when putting together this roster. I think defensively, Iglesias to Galvis is a somewhat lateral move and Sanchez over Alberto is an upgrade. I wouldn't be shocked if he plucks someone off the waiver wire towards the end of ST to replace Ruiz at third. Ruiz and Severino were seen as solid defensively unfortunately, it hasn't worked out that way exactly.
It remains to be seen what happens with Stallings and Jean but I'm thinking we'll probably regret trading Iglesias. Even though he wasn't going to be a part of the next winning team here, he (when healthy) shored up the infield defense at a position of need. I think the notion of "OMG WE NEED A STRONG DEFENSE WITH A YOUNG DEVELOPING STAFF" is a bit overrated but I'd have liked a DP combo of Iglesias and Sanchez this year. It would have helped.
Yea obviously he’s gotta transfer that over to the games, but I just meant to say that the swing itself looks shorter and quicker to me during BP, so the physical ability for him to do that is there. Whereas with “the catcher who broke our hearts,” I doubt if. he could ever have shortened his swing even in BP. Adley looks to be a quicker athlete than Matt.